ConstructBuy

4 / 5 17 reviews


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • ECC Solutions
  • www.constructbuy.com/
  • Founded 1995
  • Canada

About ConstructBuy

An easy-to-use tool that helps users centralize, broadcast and control information to substantially lower projet costs.


ConstructBuy Features

  • Bid Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Building Product Database
  • Calculators
  • Change Orders
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Database
  • Customer Management
  • Job Costing
  • Price Data / Price Books
  • Project Management
  • Quote Management
  • Scheduling
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Takeoff

ConstructBuy Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Just started using it a month ago and within a day I was comfortable managing my own tenders.

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use while navigating through the site. Great for tracking and following up on tenders, love the reports.

Cons: There is a lack in flexibility for the payment terms. A monthly fees if advertised however a yearly subscription is required.

Overall: Constructbuy allowed me to manage my company's tender offers with ease while providing easy to read reports to track which of our partners were active versus those who didn't answer.

great plaform easy to use with client

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the interface and how you describe the project with many good information. And the fact that we can follow our addendum quickly.

Cons: not all the client want to pay for it... except that , may be you could combine the project per general contractor or something like that.
good program

Overall: I can follow all my projet in on place, save a lot of times.

As an estimator, I use the software almost everyday, It is friendly user.

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to download plans and specs. It is friendly user. It's easy to find what I'm looking for. Nice tool for the GCs to invite their subcontractors and sned them the projects documents.

Very easy to navigate through

Oct 30, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Our company is a Subcontracting company and we get invites from multiple General Contracting Companies to bid and use Construct Buy to receive tender documents. I find the program to be clearly laid out and easy for me to download and browse through the documents.

Cons: I find that it makes it tougher having different passwords depending on the company inviting us. It would be easier if we had one main password and could select the company afterwards.

Overall: I can use this program to get all updates for certain projects and it helps having it all in one place.

It is really easy to use. Very user friendly.

Oct 25, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It saves a lot of time because everything is on the same software. More and more business are on this software and it eases the communication with them.

Cons: The money that it costs and not knowing everything that the software can do for us. I have to make some research and because of that, make us lost precious time.

Overall: It saves time.

Very practical for the tender and subcontractor following

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: The accessibility and the bank for contact and invitation class by subdivision. It is easy to find a subcontractor and invite him to participat to the project that we bid.

Cons: There is some work to do with the execution part. Maybe i did not find the function but i think we can't just let the project open and invite for more price during the execution. And it is more complex to know how to use the execution part.

Overall: A lot of saving of time by sendig more invitation in the same time

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Easy to use and fast

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked the use of the portal, because it facilitated the search for subcontractors throughout Quebec.

Cons: I did not like how to edit a contact's information. In addition, the search for subcontractors that are included in Our partners do not have the same category names as those that are part of the public directory. It would be better to have the same section title for easier search.

We like it for bids but not interested in project management for the moment.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is easy to select our sub contractors for bids and to add documents such as prints, addendum, etc. We have access to a larger catalogue of sub contractors, especially when we have a bid outside our area.

Cons: There are too many things we don't use that have been added, especially for project management. Changing too often how to load information. Not able to change be myself the invitation sent to sub contractors.

Overall: Easier to use then our previous program.

Works well and it's easy to use.

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software is truly super easy to use... We enjoy receiving projects using ConstructBuy because we know we'll have all the information we need.

Cons: Having a preview of the drawings would help a lot in order to prevent from downloading the whole package.

Overall: Usually all the information needed is right there a click away...

Easy to use, simple and precise

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Everything is well identified, easy to find what you are looking for.I save a lot of time and can devote myself to my other tasks.ease of publishing documents in tenders

Cons: Your new updates are more complicated you have interest in simplifying the system not making it more complex. I only regret that some subcontractors do not use your software.

Overall: Much easier to send out invitations to bid with your software

It's easy to communicate with all the sub-contractor's and suppliers in the Construction Industry.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The huge quantity of the listed suppliers and sub-contractors. The good classification numbers per categorical order as per the standard construction division sections.

Cons: It is difficult to remove companies that no longer exist or that we no longer wish to do business with.

Overall: Fast and easy to use........................

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Construct buy has faciliate the experience of the estimation process with our client.

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the user interface and the easy way to get the files from our clients. We got new clients without any cold calls or invitations. I like the fact that we get alerted if there are addendas or new dates.

Cons: My concern is the way to get new clients or to invite some subcontractors. There could be a way to have a reference and verification system ? For the moment, the contractors or listed in the alphabetical order.

Overall: New clients, facility to get documents for bidding

Constructbuy is saving us a lot of time for our subcontractors invitation

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Constructbuy is easy to use and complete solution to invite our subcontractor
They have also a good service

Cons: A little pricy, but it is still worth it
Would like also a feature to choose who to send updates for addendum

Really efficient

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Great Customer support. Freindly user. Not expensive. Great value for money. Exactly what we need.

Overall: Great opportunity that none would have tought

Used to see project documents

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to and see all the documents. I didn't use it a lot but I would If I need to in the future.

Very satisfied (Bot not 100%)

Oct 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: Easy to send invitations. Good to track company information. The system is fairly intuitive when you are trying to navigate it. Also the email potential bidders get is very well done - Easy to see what categories they are offered and easy to post a quick response

Cons: Only one person at the bidding company can see the plans (Or only one login). The system is also not as widely used as would be ideally which makes potential bidders forget their logins. Customer support is okay but considering how tough it can be to reach people, a live chat help feature would be better. Bilingual emails would also be beneficial for us.

Overall: Tracking company information is easier. Tracking the bidding requirements is easier as well. It also helps to organize projects and priorities.

Use mainly for takeoff as a estimator for a general construction contractor

Oct 24, 2017
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: Fast search for substrades
Good subs tender files to search form and to manage our owns subs list.
WAS easy files managing for tender processus.
WAS easy access/interface

Cons: NOW is no longer a 'user friendly click and drag' interface 'tender invitation processus'.

Going worst since they add to many options for the 'construction managing processus' that are not request for ours daily use (and will never be!).

Overall: Saving time is the main benefits